Film Review: 'Reminiscence' is a Mystery with Very Little in Mind

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionE-mail page to friendE-mail page to friendPDF versionPDF version
No votes yet

CHICAGO – “Reminiscence” is a futuristic noir with precious little on its mind. Instead of ideas, this sci-fi thriller offers half remembered cop movie cliches and hard boiled detective narration that’s just barely a step above Harrison Ford’s in the original cut of “Blade Runner.” Oscarman rating: 2.5/5.0
Rating: 2.5/5.0

Hugh Jackman is Nick, a former cop and former soldier in the not too distant future. He is now a private detective making a living off memories. He searches through people’s memories courtesy of an isolation tank full of water that allows the subject to relive the memories all over again, and presents them in a hologram so Jackman and his overworked assistant Watts (Thandiwe Newton) can pour over clues.

“Reminiscence” is in theaters and HBO Max on August 20th. Featuring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton, Daniel Wu and Marina de Tavira. Written and directed by Lisa Joy. Rated “PG-13”

StarContinue reading for Spike Walter’s full review of “Reminiscence”

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

StarContinue reading for Spike Walter’s full review of “Reminiscence”

User Login

Free Giveaway Mailing


  • Chicago Party Aunt

    CHICAGO – The funny meter of Netflix went off the scale last week, as the animated series “Chicago Party Aunt” made its debut on September 17th. What began as a Twitter account by comic actor Chris Witaske (who also provides his voice talent) has morphed into the cartoon adventures of Aunt Diane Dumbowski, her nephew Daniel, and an array of familiar Chicago-isms and characters.

  • Factory Theater, The

    CHICAGO – It’s time again for live theater in Chicago, and The Factory Theater – in anticipation of their 2021-22 Season – is launching “Quiet Please! It’s A Silent Auction,” an online silent auction through the month of August (the 1st-31st). An amazing array of goods and services are available for bidding, and can be accessed by clicking here.

Advertisement on Twitter

archive Top Ten Discussions